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Shepherd Neame Kent Cricket League Premier Division wrap

By Richard Harvey

Champions Hartley won for the third consecutive week after a comprehensive seven-wicket triumph in the Shepherd Neame Kent Cricket League Premier Division clash at Sandwich on Saturday.

Sandwich batted first and posted 226-9 off their 55 overs.

Alex Smith top scored with 59 as all-rounder James Hockley took 3-32 and Daniel Redwood 3-72.

Opener Hockey then hit 37 and Shane Deitz 90, including 18 fours, as fourth-placed Hartley replied with 232-3 to win with 11.3 overs to go.

The only other game to survive the rain saw third-placed Lordswood beat last-placed Bickley Park by six wickets.

Daniel Masters fires in a delivery for Lordswood in the Premier League clash against Bickley Park on Saturday. Lordswood won the match by six wickets

Bickey Park were all-out for 147 before Matt Greenwood made an unbeaten 51 as Lordswood replied with 151-4.

Leaders Blackheath stay three points clear of Sevenoaks Vine after both sides picked up eight points from rain-ruined games.

Sevenoaks were 24-1 chasing Bromley’s 276-8 when the game was called off.

Australian international Dan Christian scored 115 for Bromley before becoming one of Nicholas Sale’s (4-70) victims.

Tanweer Sikandar was 51 not out as Blackheath reached 106-2 after 30 overs against Beckenham before the rain arrived and the game was abandoned.

Canterbury’s game at Bexley also fell victim to the weather.

Kent spinner Adam Riley took 3-26 and Adeel Malik 4-32 as Canterbury were all-out for 119. Opener Justin Macvicar top scored with 33.

Bexley were 96-8 in reply with Stuart Drakeley (3-20) and Imran Qayyum (3-15) doing the damage with the ball.

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